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                 BattleMech Technical Readout

Name/Model:         Hound HND-2A
Designer:           mud
Source(s):          Custom Mordel.Net Units
Technology:         Inner Sphere
Technology Rating:  E
Tonnage:            55
Configuration:      Biped BattleMech
Era/Year:           Star League / 2750
Rules (Current):    Standard
Rules (Era):        Standard
Rules (Year):       Standard
Total Cost:         5,097,123 C-Bills
Battle Value:       1,410

Chassis:              Endo Steel
Power Plant:          220 Fusion
Walking Speed:        43.2 kph  
Maximum Speed:        64.8 kph  
Jump Jets:            None
    Jump Capacity:    None
Armor:                Standard with CASE
    1 ER Large Laser
    1 Ultra AC/5
    2 Medium Lasers
    2 LRM 5s
Manufacturer:         Unknown
    Primary Factory:  Unknown
Communications:       Unknown with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting & Tracking: Unknown

    The overall tech level of Stefan Amaris' Rim Worlds forces was no match for that of the
    SLDF, but the Usurper did nonetheless field some impressive battlemechs in his elite
    divisions.  The Hound was was one of the more numerous of the home-built Rim Worlds' mechs.
    Approximately 200 were constructed.  Their role and tendency to be committed to the heaviest
    fighting in a true crisis means that few if any survived the war with the SLDF.

    The Hound was built to compare favorably with its closest competitors, the Centurion and the
    Enforcer.  With a powerful suite of weapons and the heat sinks to use them effectively, a
    Hound could take on many heavy 'mechs with a good chance of success.

    Company strength units of Hounds were the heart of many battalions in the Usurper's elite
    divisions.  A line of Hounds was always an extremely dangerous target, capable of delivering
    debilitating fire at long range.  During the battle to retake Terra, one such company of
    Hounds held off a full combined arms regiment of SLDF forces trying to take a command post
    in the Rocky mountains for over three hours, giving the Amaris commanders time to escape,
    and considerably prolonging the battle.  The twelve Hounds eventually fell, but not before
    destroying over a battalion of SLDF 'mechs and tanks from their heavily covered positions.

Equipment                                                             Mass                      
Internal Structure:                         Endo Steel                 3.00                     
Engine:                                     220 Fusion                10.00                     
    Walking MP:                                 4                                               
    Running MP:                                 6                                               
    Jumping MP:                                 0                                               
Heat Sinks (Double):                         10 [20]                   0.00                     
Gyro:                                        Standard                  3.00                     
Cockpit:                                     Standard                  3.00                     
Armor Factor:                                  176                    11.00                     
    Type:                                    Standard                                           

                                    Internal         Armor     
                                    Structure        Value     
    Head:                               3              9       
    Center Torso:                      18             27       
    Center Torso (rear):                               8       
    R/L Torso:                         13             20       
    R/L Torso (rear):                                  6       
    R/L Arm:                            9             18       
    R/L Leg:                           13             22       

Weapons and Ammo                                       Location          Critical     Tonnage   
Guardian ECM Suite                                        CT                2          1.50             
CASE                                                      LT                1          0.50             
2 LRM 5s                                                  LT                2          4.00             
LRM 5 (Ammo 24)                                           LT                1          1.00             
Medium Laser                                              LT                1          1.00             
Ultra AC/5                                                LT                5          9.00             
Ultra AC/5 (Ammo 40)                                      LT                2          2.00             
ER Large Laser                                            RA                2          5.00             
Medium Laser                                              LA                1          1.00             

Alpha Strike Statistics                                             
Point Value (PV): 37
TP: BM,  SZ: 2,  TMM: 1,  MV: 8"
Damage: (S) 3 / (M) 3 / (L) 3,  OV: 1
Armor (A): 6,  Structure (S): 5
Specials: CASE, ECM, IF1